CineNoche at Violet Crown Cinema: Post Mortem
Chile/Germany/Mexico, 2010, Drama, 98 min, Color
Spanish with English subtitles
Starring: Alfredo Castro, Amparo Noguera, Antonia Zegers, Jaime Vadell, Marcelo Alonso
CLA Members will receive a $2 discount on tickets purchased at the box office or by phone.
Mario (Alfredo Castro from TONY MANERO) is an unassuming state employee who transcribes notes during autopsies. Furtive and lonely, he becomes obsessed with his neighbor, the dancehall girl Nancy (Antonia Zegers), who is involved with a group of left-wing activists. With the coup, and the death of President Salvador Allende, Nancy’s friends are hunted down, and Mario’s hospital becomes clogged with the bodies of dissenters. Soon the violence filters into Mario’s psyche, and he begins to break down, much like his country.
POST MORTEM is the second of three films by the acclaimed Chilean director Pablo Larraín that Cine Las Americas and partners will present this Spring. TONY MANERO opened the series in February. Stay tuned for news about NO (2012).
This screening is co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at The University of Texas at Austin.